Relationship, Stories 24/08/2019 by Jennifer ( Jeni Pha ) Yange

My Fear Of Marriage And It’s Wrong Reasons

Most people today are marrying for the wrong reasons ‘oh we look good together, oh we have so many likes on social media’ others because their friends are all married and they are still single. They go into marriage forgetting that marriage requires a lot of hard work and sacrifice and compromise. Sometimes the woman makes it hard for the […]

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kelechi okafor © I am Benue 2019

Relationship, Stories 16/07/2019 by Kelechi Okafor

“I’m not hiding my white boyfriend” – Kelechi

A while ago I thought, why does it seem that most prominent black female activists seem to be dating white men? Then I had a moment of introspection where I thought, hang on, I’m one of those women. I speak up about racism and sexism affecting black women. I have an online following. And I have a white fiance who […]

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debbie msuur chagu © I am Benue 2019

Relationship, Stories 25/05/2019 by Shedrack Omale

To Write About One Who Means So Much To You

Dearest Debbie Chagu, Drawing from the fuel of my emotions, my pen trembles as it begins its journey of writing to you about you. Even for a writer, the words to flesh my thoughts correctly have suddenly gone extinct and my vocabulary begging for an overhaul, for how do you begin to write about one who means so much to […]

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Jason Kaave © I am Benue 2019

Relationship, Stories 9/05/2019 by Leez Joe Kaave

My Dear Sweet Perfect Little Man

Oh, where have the last two years gone? 24 months since we welcomed you into this world with great joy and delight, today we feel all the more happy to see your sweet face, your personality is so amazing, you are so funny and so adorable. I speak life and greatness into your life. How you make us laugh, love […]

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Terungwa Nyikwagh © I am Benue 2018

Relationship, Stories 9/12/2018 by Terungwa Nyikwagh

Age Of Gratitude

So today I turn 38. It’s been a long shot. There is so much to say or spill, but I will just summarize. The rest will come up in a book someday. The Lord has been merciful to me. I shouldn’t have been alive today if not for his mercies. I’ve escaped murder, survived a drowning river, got picked from […]

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ukan kurugh © iambenue 2018

Relationship, Stories 22/10/2018 by Tim Nyor

Ukan Kurugh; Character Attestation

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation. Nor does truth become error because nobody sees it – Ghandi. Facebook My attention was drawn to Facebook almost a decade ago by my beloved sister and friend Ikyuma Doris Aondo-akaa, who led and supervised my account opening. In the days before the platform, especially within Benue’s cyberspace, became acrimoniously […]

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talesoftheheart © I am Benue 2018

Relationship, Stories 20/05/2018 by Smarty Okenyi (Martha Okenyi)

Chapter Two: Tales Of The Heart

“Ene where have you been? I’ve searched the whole village for you….” Oche stated, stretching his hands forth in an attempt to hold Ene who paid no attention to his words, she was tired of oche bugging her life and didn’t want any more of that, she had told him countless times her heart was for another but no! He […]

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Relationship, Stories 6/05/2018 by Martha Okenyi

Chapter One: Tales Of The Heart

She sat alone, all by herself that morning along the path that led to the village waiting, as the birds entertained her with their melody from the trees, feeling the whispering wind that made the trees sway in its awe, as it soothe her smooth, soft, ebony skin that glowed under the bright sun with it’s gentle kiss. Her edema […]

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